Data centers are energy hogs. They can consume up to 100 times more energy than a standard office building, according to the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).
The modern movement toward more sustainable-energy practices has touched almost every aspect of our daily lives. From renewable power to electric vehicles (EVs), few of these changes have gone unnoticed, and the trend affects almost everyone in one way or another.
With schools and healthcare facilities struggling to balance rising costs with ever-tightening budgets, energy-efficient lighting upgrades can be an easy and effective way to improve a facility’s lighting quality and performance while significantly reducing operating costs.
Commercial buildings could cut their heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) electricity use by an average of 57 percent with advanced energy-efficiency controls, according to a year-long trial of advanced controls at malls, grocery stores and other buildings across the country.
The United States’ 114 million households and more than 4.7 million commercial buildings currently account for nearly 40 percent of total U.S. energy use, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In addition, buildings account for 39 percent of U.S.
Among nontraditional computer data applications, the growing popularity of data services, such as co-location, web hosting and cloud computing, has compelled data center owners to enhance their technologies and service quality.
States that have not adopted the latest energy-efficiency standard for commercial buildings are foregoing an average reduction of almost 10 percent in energy consumed by new structures over 10 years, which would trim their energy costs and carbon emissions by more than 12 percent, according to a rec
Americans plan to switch to more energy-efficient lighting technologies as a result of the federally mandated legislation aimed at increasing efficiency standards. This was just one of the findings of the sixth annual Sylvania Socket Survey for North America.
The US Army recently announced a $61 million infrastructure modernization project at the Rock Island (Illinois) Arsenal (RIA) Joint Manufacturing Technology Center (JMTC), the largest government-owned and operated arsenal in the United States.
Among the industries seeking ways to make technology smaller, lighting is no exception. Now, a team of scientists at the University of Strasbourg in France has developed the first single-molecule light-emitting diode (LED).
Recessed housings have come a long way since their initial introduction into the marketplace. Today, more electrical contractors are using low voltage housings to provide task lighting and are including further accents with a full range of trims.